Monday, December 19, 2011

The Best Albums of 2011

Our favorite album of the year: Bon Iver's Bon Iver

50 Panda Bear - Tomboy (Paw Tracks) [buy the album]

49 Nicole Atkins - Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie) [buy the album]

48 GIVERS - In Light (Glassnote) [buy the album]

47 Admiral Fallow - Boots Met My Face (Lo-Five) [buy the album]

46 The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow (Sensibility Music) [buy the album]

45 Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne (Def Jam) [buy the album]

44 Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song (Atlantic) [buy the album]

43 Other Lives - Tamer Animals (TBD) [buy the album]

42 Feist - Metals (Cherrytree/Interscope) [buy the album]

41 Neon Indian - Era Extra├▒a (Mom & Pop) [buy the album]

40 M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Mute) [buy the album]

39 The Barr Brothers - The Barr Brothers (Secret City) [buy the album]

38 Girls - Father Son Holy Ghost (True Panther) [buy the album]

37 Shabazz Palaces - Black Up (Sub Pop) [buy the album]

36 Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) (Lost Highway) [buy the album]

35 Wye Oak - Civilian (Merge) [buy the album]

34 Fucked Up - David Comes to Life (Matador) [buy the album]

33 Foster the People - Torches (Columbia) [buy the album]

32 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - It's a Corporate World (Warner Bros.) [buy the album]

31 Real Estate - Days (Domino) [buy the album]

30 Matthew Ryan - I Recall Standing As Though Nothing Could Fall (Dear Future Collection) [buy the album]

29 Jill Andrews - The Mirror (Thirty Tigers) [buy the album]

28 Toro y Moi - Underneath the Pine (Carpark) [buy the album]

27 The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian) [buy the album]

26 The Drums - Portamento (Frenchkiss) [buy the album]

25 The Decemberists - The King is Dead (Capitol) [buy the album]

24 My Morning Jacket - Circuital (ATO/RED) [buy the album]

23 James Blake - James Blake (Universal Republic) [buy the album]

22 WATERS - Out in the Light (TBD) [buy the album]

21 Lucinda Williams - Blessed (Lost Highway) [buy the album]

20 Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo (Matador) [buy the album]

19 WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain (LYF Recordings) [buy the album]

18 Blind Pilot - We Are the Tide (Expunged) [buy the album]

17 Ha Ha Tonka - Death of a Decade (Bloodshot) [buy the album]

16 Generationals - Actor-Caster (Park the Van) [buy the album]

15 The Antlers - Burst Apart (Frenchkiss) [buy the album]

14 Destroyer - Kaputt (Merge) [buy the album]

13 Adele - 21 (Columbia) [buy the album]

12 Wilco - The Whole Love (dBpm/ANTI-) [buy the album]

11 tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l (4AD) [buy the album]

10 Washed Out - Within and Without (Sub Pop) [buy the album]

9 The Head and the Heart - The Head and the Heart (Sub Pop) [buy the album]

8 Yuck - Yuck (Fat Possum) [buy the album]

7 Cults - Cults (Columbia) [buy the album]

6 Smith Westerns - Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum) [buy the album]

5 Active Child - You Are All I See (Vagrant) [buy the album]

4 Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop) [buy the album]

3 Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire (Pax-Am/Capitol) [buy the album]

2 Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation (Fat Possum) [buy the album]

1 Bon Iver - Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar) [buy the album]

2 comments:

  1. Excellent list! I would have moved up the GIVERS and the cults down, but all in all great job!

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  2. Wonderful list, must agree with pretty much most this list!

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